Association of National Olympic Committees
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) is an international organization that affiliates the current 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 8 National Olympic Committees who are not recognized by International Olympic Committee but recognized by continental associations are its associate members.
|Formation||26 June 1979|
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|Sheikh Ahmed Al-Sabah|
ANOC was established in June 1979 during the Constitutive General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The organization's purpose is for the IOC to manage the general affairs for the National Olympic Committees, to give them their support, advice, cooperation, and recommendations for their development.
Its members are affiliated to one of five continental associations:
|Africa||Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA)||1981|
|Americas||Pan American Sports Organization (PASO)||1940|
|Asia||Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)||1982|
|Europe||European Olympic Committees (EOC)||1968|
|Oceania||Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)||1981|
|1.||Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña||Mexico||26 June 1979 – 13 April 2012|
|2.||His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah||Kuwait||13 April 2012 – present|